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Power Management - Battery Chargers

The AVR-IoT WG development board combines a powerful 8-bit ATmega4808 MCU, an ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication™ secure element IC and the fully certified ATWINC1510 Wi-Fi® network controller - which provides the most simple and effective way to connect your embedded application to Google’s Cloud IoT core platform. The board also includes an on-board debugger, and requires no external hardware to program and debug the MCU.

Out of the box, the MCU comes preloaded with a firmware image that enables you to quickly connect and send data to the Google Cloud IoT platform using the on-board temperature and light sensors. Once you are ready to build your own custom design, you can easily generate code using the free software libraries in Atmel START or MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC).

The AVR-IoT board is supported by two award-winning Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) - Atmel Studio and Microchip MPLAB® X IDE - giving you the freedom to innovate with your environment of choice.
The MCP1630 Multi-Bay Li-Ion Charger is used to evaluate Microchip’s MCP1630 used in a SEPIC power converter application. The MCP1630 Multi-Bay Li-Ion Charger is capable of charging two single-cell, Li-Ion battery packs in parallel utilizing an input voltage of 10V to 30V (battery packs are not included). Multiple boards can be daisy-chained for additional charger bays. The MCP1630 Multi-Bay Li-Ion Charger is intended for use in pseudo-smart battery charger applications utilizing battery packs containing Microchip’s PS700 Battery Monitor. Standard battery packs can be utilized as well. The MCP1630 Multi-Bay Li-Ion Charger provides a constant current - constant voltage charge with preconditioning, cell temperature monitoring, and battery pack fault monitoring. Each charger bay provides a status and fault indication. The MCP1630 Multi-Bay Li-Ion Charger automatically detects the insertion or removal of a battery pack.
The MCP1630 Low Cost Li-Ion Battery Charger is used to evaluate Microchip’s MCP1630 used in a SEPIC power converter application. The MCP1630 Low Cost Li-Ion Charger is capable of charging a single-cell, Li-Ion battery pack utilizing an input voltage of 6V to 18V (battery packs are not included). The MCP1630 Low Cost Li-Ion Battery Charger provides a constant current - constant voltage charge with preconditioning, cell temperature monitoring, and battery pack fault monitoring. The battery charger provides a status and fault indication. The MCP1630 Low Cost Li-Ion Battery Charger automatically detects the insertion or removal of a battery pack.

Low Cost NiMH Battery Charger board preprogrammed to charge 3 NiMH cells. Charge profile and number of batteries can be changed with firmware. The design uses the MCP1630 High-Speed Analog PWM combined with the PIC microcontroller. Charge current is initially set for 1.35A fast charge.

The MCP1630V Bi-directional 4 Cell Li-Ion Charger Reference Design demonstrates the use of a bidirectional buck-boost converter used to charge multiple series cell Li-Ion batteries with the presence of an input source (boost) and provide a regulated output voltage when the input source is removed (buck). The board also serves as a platform to evaluate the MCP1630V device.

The MCP1631 Multi-Chemistry Battery Charger Reference Design is a complete stand-alone constant current battery charger for NiMH, NiCd or constant current / constant voltage for Li-Ion battery packs. When charging NiMH or NiCd batteries, the reference design is capable of charging one, two, three or four batteries connected in series. If Li-Ion chemistry is selected, the board is capable of charging one or two series batteries. This board utilizes Microchip’s MCP1631HV (high-speed PIC® MCU PWM TSSOP-20) and PIC16F883 (28 pin SSOP). The input voltage range for the demo board is 5.5V to 16V.

The MCP1631HV Multi-Chemistry reference design board is used to charge one to five NiMH or NiCd batteries, charge one or two cell Li-Ion batteries, or drive one or two 1W LEDs. The board uses the MCP1631HV high speed analog PWM and PIC16F883 to generate the charge algorithm for NiMH, NiCd or Li-Ion batteries. The MCP1631HV Multi-Chemistry Battery Charger is used to evaluate Microchip’s MCP1631HV in a SEPIC power converter application.